Posted by: Jamie Stamm | February 15, 2008

Diva fight!

I don’t know if anyone has been keeping up with the diva battle that has erupted since the Grammys, but for entertainment news junkies like me, it’s shaping up to be a real beauty of a brouhaha.

Here’s a quick rundown:

In her introduction of Tina Turner before the two performed together at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, Beyonce referred to Turner as “the queen” (and based on the FANTASTIC singing and dancing performance the 68-year-old gave, I might have to agree). But apparently, Beyonce’s words didn’t sit too well with “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, who performed later in the show.

On Tuesday, Franklin issued a statement, reading, “I am not sure of whose toes I may have stepped on or whose ego I may have bruised between the Grammy writers and Beyonce, however I dismissed it as a cheap shot for controversy. In addition to that, I thank the Grammys and the voting academy for my 20th Grammy and love to Beyonce anyway.”

On Thursday, Beyonce’s dad fired back (the following was posted on

The queen is getting stung back.

Beyonce’s father/manager, Mathew Knowles, has now lashed out against Aretha Franklin in defense of his daughter over a remark she made at the Grammys.

“Something this ridiculous – it’s childish, it’s unprofessional,” Mathew Knowles said in a statement Thursday. “And it’s a sad day when egos get bruised because somebody used the word king, queen, prince or princess.”

The claws are out. May the best diva win.



  1. Aretha’s the Dairy Queen.

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